If you thought all Germany had in terms of metalcore was Electric Callboy, then you clearly have never heard of CHAOSBAY! Allow me. This progressive four-piece pack in punchy hooks amidst an extensive range of empowering melodies and jarring breakdowns that’s almost enough to snap your neck in two.
While songs like ‘Y’ kick it up with an infectious pop tempo, the band have the ability to produce hard-hitting ‘core riffs that entices any fans of Beartooth, I Prevail and Wage War. There’s also the track ‘Lonely People’ that promises to deliver soaring melodies and high-quality post-hardcore production. There’s all that and more on their latest EP, Boxes.
But CHAOSBAY isn’t looking to slow down anytime soon. In fact, the boys are only getting started. Merely a few months after they dropped Boxes, the German metallers revealed their brand new single ‘Eternal Eyes’ continues to build on their intriguing blend of djent and metalcore sounds that I promise will have you headbanging wherever you are right now.
I’m honestly blown away by what I’ve heard from this band so far, and yes they’ve been making the rounds a fair bit since 2015’s Vasilisa. But I truly feel like they’re a hot act to follow this year. Absolutely watch this space as CHAOSBAY aim to make 2022 their biggest breakthrough yet.
Words by Tamara May @citylightstam
Listen to their Boxes EP here